Is there a big difference in the laser GS with and without race plate? I kind of want the GS but less exhausting and more manoeuvrable. I could downsize from 180cm to 175cm or I could forego the SRT speed race plate - or both? Would I have a much easier, less tiring and more playful ski? What I really liked about the GS was the edge grip and how it pulls hard you into a turn and was exciting to ride. I'm sort of thinking of a setup somewhere between the GS with race plate and the SC without. I really appreciate a lot of edge grip for the hard pack pistes I ski but also the slopes get quite messed up so sometimes something as narrow as 65mm struggles with that.I have tested the WRT ST 172 with SRT binder. It is much easier and playful, not as much energy without the WRT plate and race binding. To me there is a huge difference between the 2 bindings, I'm not sure everyone would feel that way, but I notice it. The precision with the Full WRT race setup is unreal.
The Laser SLw/SRT12 is tighter as expected and even more playful, but not as powerful. It is also better in moguls.